So this is more so an Instagram book tour, but I wanted to share this beauty some more!
Thanks to Titan Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE NEAR WITCH – V.E. Schwab
This is a re-release of her long out-of-print debut novel.
Brand new edition of Victoria Schwab’s long out-of-print, stunning debut
All-new deluxe edition of an out-of-print gem, containing in-universe short story “The Ash-Born Boy” and a never-before-seen introduction from V.E. Schwab.
The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.
There are no strangers in the town of Near.
These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger, a boy who seems to fade like smoke, appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
I’ve read a couple of V.E. Schwab’s books before, so I was excited when Titan Books asked me to be apart of their Instagram tour for this one. THE NEAR WITCH is getting a re-release and a stunning new cover. This is her debut novel and it also includes a short story at the end (which I definitely enjoyed).
Since this is more of a mini review, I’ll keep it short and sweet (or I’ll try!) This was very atmospheric and creepy. One thing I have noticed is that Schwab does an incredible job at setting the scene for her stories and drops the reader right in the middle of everything. I’ve always love the old wives’ tales or urban legends that you tell kids to give them a little scare, so the The Near Witch story was perfect. I would highly recommend this to those wanting some mystery thrown in with the fantasy elements.